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Mar 2, 2011, 10:41 PM

Event: Las Vegas

Tommy Baldwin Racing (TBR) looks to turn the team's luck around in Vegas. Dave Blaney will pilot the No. 36 Accell Construction Chevrolet at Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS) this weekend. The team looks for a solid finish in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) Kobalt Tools 400 Sunday, March 6th to propel TBR into the top-35 in owner points.

Dave Blaney, Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet
Dave Blaney, Tommy Baldwin Racing Chevrolet

Eric Gilbert

MEET TBR -- Fans will have the opportunity to meet both Blaney and TBR owner Tommy Baldwin throughout the week. Baldwin will participate in the Dale Earnhardt Foundation Celebrity Poker Tournament Wednesday, March 2nd from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Theater of Stars Showroom at the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower. Fans can buy tickets to watch the tournament for $20. Blaney will participate in a free autograph session at the Back Alley Bar in the Stratosphere Casino, Hotel and Tower on Friday, March 4th at 8 p.m.

CHASSIS NO. 802 -- Chassis No. 802 was utilized last week at Phoenix as the backup car. The team also ran this chassis in the 2010 NSCS season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

IN THE POINTS -- Headed into LVMS, the No. 36 TBR Chevrolet sits in the 39th spot in owner points, five points outside the top-35 with three races before the field is set by 2011 points. With the new rule that a driver can only race for points in one series, Blaney is 36th in driver points.

Dave Blaney Quotes:

ON RACING AT LAS VEGAS MOTOR SPEEDWAY -- "I am looking forward to Vegas. The guys worked really hard to get this car turned around from last weekend. This will be the first mile-and-a-half track I have been to with TBR, so I am excited to see what we have."

Tommy Baldwin Quotes:

ON TBR AT VEGAS -- "I'm excited about Accell Construction coming back this weekend. We worked really hard here on the West coast and are ready to go this weekend."

ON THE DALE EARNHARDT FOUNDATION CELEBRITY POKER TOURNAMENT -- "I am thrilled to join the Dale Earnhardt Poker Tournament for the second year in a row. However, I hope I do better than last year. Anytime we can get a bunch of guys together outside of the track and have fan involvement, it's always a good time."

ON SCALE THE STRAT -- "One of our missions is to find ways to give back to all the great communities involved in our sport. The Strat and American Lung Association have a cool deal they put on, and we're glad to be a part of it. I encourage all our fans to support the event by attending or making a pledge to support the climbers."

-source: tbr

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Series NASCAR Cup
Drivers Dale Earnhardt , Eric Gilbert , Dave Blaney , Tommy Baldwin
Teams Tommy Baldwin Racing
Article type News